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Possible agenda items

Possible agenda items for the upcoming special session:

“… Hochul said Friday she would like to see the state pass specific gun-free zones — schools, places of worship and events over a certain size, and that private places be gun-free unless they note otherwise. She’d like to see further requirements for the storage of a firearm, like in a vehicle, as well as additional permitting requirements, such as increased training prior to being eligible for a permit …”

Would not be surprised to see things like these as well:

Nassau Legislator Josh Lafazan, who is running for Congress, is calling for new measures to ban the concealed carry of handguns on all county properties. This new measure includes parks and beaches, NICE buses, and the campus of Nassau Community CollegeSuffolk County Executive Steve Bellone also announced Saturday a plan he says will strengthen Suffolk’s red flag laws … Bellone wants the state to expand the scope of the state’s red flag law, increase education and increase monitoring on social media.”

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Vote for Astorino in the GOP primary

There is a Republican gubernatorial primary next Tuesday. Two of the candidates have public records on 2A, two do not. This is how they break down on the issues:

Based upon their record, both Astorino and Zeldin can be labeled as pro-gun.  However, Astorino demonstrated a willingness to stand up for gun rights when it was not necessarily politically advantageous for him to do so.  That makes him the best choice for 2A activists.  Republicans should vote for Astorino in the June 28 primary.

NYC calling for new carry law

The NYC City Council is expected to pass a resolution calling for the state legislature to enact a new restrictive carry law.

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Reporting on the trafficking of “illegal” firearms

New bill introduced to the City Council, Int 0518-2022:

“This bill would require the Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence to coordinate with the Police Department to conduct a study and submit a report on the illegal transportation of firearms. The study and report would need to identify the locations where firearms have been seized or surrendered in the City, and specifically the locations where firearms that have been connected to a crime have been seized or surrendered in the City, including the type of firearm, the manufacturer of the firearm, and whether the firearm is a ghost gun or 3-D printed firearm. The study and report would also need to identify the ways states and municipalities coordinate to prevent the illegal transportation of firearms, recommendations for states and municipalities to increase collaboration to prevent the illegal transportation of firearms, and recommendations for federal, state and municipal policies to prevent the illegal transportation of firearms.”

This is a set up to using the new nuisance law to target firearms manufacturers and retailers.

Albany Co. legislators introduce gun warning sign law

More garbage legislation on firearms dealers posting warning signs, this time in Albany County.

Here is the presser, “Albany County Legislature acts to address gun violence with local law requiring firearm retailers to display warning labels“.

Here is a copy of Proposed Local Law F of 2022.

Dutchess introduces firearms retailers signage law

Dutchess Co. Democrats have introduced a bill similar to Westchester’s calling for firearms retailers to post signs warning of the dangers of guns:

“The Democratic caucus of the Dutchess County Legislature, Monday night, introduced a gun warning resolution during the monthly board meeting, calling for warning signs to be posted anywhere a gun can be bought in the county … “We will not sit idly by and do nothing regarding gun violence,” said Minority Leader Yvette Valdes Smith. Assistant Minority Leader Barrington Atkins said, “Gun violence has ravaged the City of Poughkeepsie. This ordinance is to keep our public safe as gun violence is a public safety issue.” …”

Here is a copy of the proposed law.

Public hearing on proposed Riverhead ordinance

Here is a copy of the proposed Town of Riverhead ordinance prohibiting firearms sellers from operating downtown.

There will be a public hearing on the bill at the Town Board meeting scheduled for June 21 at 6:10pm at Riverhead Town Hall.